Period
to 24 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Excel
UK > England
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 58 43
Rank change year-on-year -1 -15 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 3,270 3,221 4,094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.54% 3.63% 4.12%
As % of the Applications category 39.90% 40.14% 40.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,076 1,978 2,524
England median daily rate £365 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% - -
10th Percentile £163 £163 £174
90th Percentile £588 £525 £550
UK median daily rate £356 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +1.79% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 229 265
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +8.53% +4.03%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.29 £9.93
90th Percentile £39.28 £40.60 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.25 £16.93
% change year-on-year +10.14% +1.89% +9.23%

Microsoft Excel is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 8,195 8,025 10,022
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.86% 9.03% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,064 4,788 5,935
England median daily rate £358 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.14% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £143 £150 £155
90th Percentile £570 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 722 802 953
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +1.59% +5.00%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.00 £9.53
90th Percentile £37.11 £41.06 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £15.86
% change year-on-year -1.61% -2.27% +6.80%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel within the England region over the 6 months to 24 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -3 1,732 £400 +3.23% 259
South East -4 634 £300 -9.09% 151
North of England -1 349 £325 -7.14% 155
Midlands -24 213 £330 +10.00% 151
East of England -4 172 £300 - 90
North West -8 164 £300 -14.29% 94
South West -8 162 £325 -3.70% 66
West Midlands -5 156 £340 +10.12% 87
Yorkshire -6 139 £325 -6.88% 48
East Midlands -34 58 £300 +9.09% 63
North East +30 48 £375 +11.94% 13
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 1,196 (36.57%) Microsoft
2 1,155 (35.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1,101 (33.67%) Finance
4 855 (26.15%) Microsoft Office
5 832 (25.44%) SQL
6 656 (20.06%) Analytical Skills
7 589 (18.01%) Project Management
8 578 (17.68%) VBA
9 423 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
10 407 (12.45%) SQL Server
11 398 (12.17%) Microsoft Project
12 396 (12.11%) MS Visio
13 360 (11.01%) Banking
14 351 (10.73%) Business Intelligence
14 351 (10.73%) PMO
15 347 (10.61%) Data Analysis
16 343 (10.49%) SharePoint
17 333 (10.18%) Degree
18 324 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
19 309 (9.45%) Analytics
20 297 (9.08%) Windows
21 250 (7.65%) PRINCE2
22 242 (7.40%) Oracle
23 229 (7.00%) C#
24 222 (6.79%) Change Management
25 221 (6.76%) Security Cleared
26 218 (6.67%) Migration
27 199 (6.09%) SAP
28 196 (5.99%) Spreadsheet
29 193 (5.90%) Risk Management

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 343 (10.49%) SharePoint
2 119 (3.64%) SAS
3 37 (1.13%) Confluence
4 30 (0.92%) CMS
4 30 (0.92%) Skype for Business
5 21 (0.64%) MS Exchange
6 18 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
8 12 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (0.34%) IBM Notes
9 11 (0.34%) IIS
10 9 (0.28%) MS Project Server
11 7 (0.21%) Apache
11 7 (0.21%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.21%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.18%) Apache Spark
12 6 (0.18%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.15%) Documentum
Applications
1 1,155 (35.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 855 (26.15%) Microsoft Office
3 398 (12.17%) Microsoft Project
4 396 (12.11%) MS Visio
5 196 (5.99%) Spreadsheet
6 22 (0.67%) SPSS
7 21 (0.64%) Photoshop
8 16 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
9 13 (0.40%) Acrobat
10 12 (0.37%) Adobe Captivate
11 11 (0.34%) InDesign
12 10 (0.31%) Stata
13 9 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 8 (0.24%) AutoCAD
14 8 (0.24%) InfoPath
15 5 (0.15%) RoboHelp
15 5 (0.15%) Snagit
16 4 (0.12%) Maya
17 3 (0.092%) Revit
18 2 (0.061%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 36 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.52%) SAP CO
3 17 (0.52%) SAP FI
3 17 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
4 15 (0.46%) NetSuite
5 11 (0.34%) SAP SD
6 10 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
7 9 (0.28%) HFM
8 8 (0.24%) SAP R/3
9 7 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
9 7 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
9 7 (0.21%) Infor CRM
9 7 (0.21%) iTrent
9 7 (0.21%) Maximo
9 7 (0.21%) SAP ERP
9 7 (0.21%) SAP HR
9 7 (0.21%) SimCorp Dimension
9 7 (0.21%) thinkFolio
10 6 (0.18%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 109 (3.33%) Office 365
2 50 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (1.44%) Google Analytics
4 35 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
5 30 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
6 26 (0.80%) Adobe Analytics
7 21 (0.64%) SaaS
8 19 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
9 18 (0.55%) OneDrive
10 14 (0.43%) Google Drive
11 11 (0.34%) GitHub
11 11 (0.34%) OpenShift
11 11 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
12 7 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (0.21%) IaaS
12 7 (0.21%) PaaS
12 7 (0.21%) Silverpop
13 6 (0.18%) G Suite
14 5 (0.15%) AdWords
14 5 (0.15%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 40 (1.22%) Internet
2 37 (1.13%) Skype
3 29 (0.89%) TCP/IP
4 27 (0.83%) LAN
5 23 (0.70%) VPN
6 22 (0.67%) Intranet
6 22 (0.67%) SMS
7 20 (0.61%) WAN
8 18 (0.55%) Firewall
9 17 (0.52%) Radio Access Network
10 16 (0.49%) DNS
11 15 (0.46%) Wireless
12 12 (0.37%) Ethernet
13 10 (0.31%) 3G
13 10 (0.31%) DHCP
13 10 (0.31%) MPLS
14 9 (0.28%) SSL
14 9 (0.28%) VoLTE
15 8 (0.24%) 4G
15 8 (0.24%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 407 (12.45%) SQL Server
2 156 (4.77%) Power BI
3 134 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
4 133 (4.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 130 (3.98%) MS Access
6 128 (3.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 101 (3.09%) Relational Database
8 81 (2.48%) BusinessObjects
9 67 (2.05%) QlikView
10 63 (1.93%) Big Data
11 57 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 42 (1.28%) Oracle Database
13 35 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
14 34 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
15 33 (1.01%) Data Mining
15 33 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
15 33 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
16 31 (0.95%) MySQL
17 26 (0.80%) PowerPivot
18 23 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 122 (3.73%) JIRA
2 32 (0.98%) Selenium
3 29 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 26 (0.80%) Git (software)
4 26 (0.80%) Jenkins
5 25 (0.76%) Cucumber
6 21 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 19 (0.58%) Visual Studio
8 18 (0.55%) Subversion
9 9 (0.28%) Toad
10 8 (0.24%) JMeter
10 8 (0.24%) SpecFlow
11 7 (0.21%) JUnit
11 7 (0.21%) LSMW
12 5 (0.15%) Jasmine
12 5 (0.15%) Maven
12 5 (0.15%) SoapUI
13 4 (0.12%) GitLab
13 4 (0.12%) HP UFT
13 4 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,101 (33.67%) Finance
2 360 (11.01%) Banking
3 182 (5.57%) Telecoms
4 166 (5.08%) Marketing
5 144 (4.40%) Front Office
6 133 (4.07%) Retail
7 111 (3.39%) Legal
8 106 (3.24%) Investment Banking
9 51 (1.56%) Manufacturing
10 46 (1.41%) Billing
11 44 (1.35%) Law
12 43 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
13 35 (1.07%) Financial Institution
14 33 (1.01%) Mandarin Language
15 31 (0.95%) Retail Banking
16 30 (0.92%) Advertising
17 24 (0.73%) French Language
18 23 (0.70%) Back Office
19 18 (0.55%) Spanish Language
20 17 (0.52%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,297 (39.66%) Analyst
2 458 (14.01%) Developer
3 359 (10.98%) Data Analyst
4 316 (9.66%) Business Analyst
5 161 (4.92%) Project Manager
6 154 (4.71%) Administrator
7 139 (4.25%) Coordinator
8 122 (3.73%) VBA Developer
9 108 (3.30%) Consultant
10 102 (3.12%) PMO Analyst
11 96 (2.94%) Excel Developer
11 96 (2.94%) Project Coordinator
12 94 (2.87%) Senior Analyst
13 85 (2.60%) Excel VBA Developer
14 84 (2.57%) SQL Developer
15 81 (2.48%) Report Analyst
16 80 (2.45%) Financial Analyst
17 77 (2.35%) Excel Analyst
17 77 (2.35%) SQL Analyst
18 76 (2.32%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (5.26%) .NET
2 106 (3.24%) HTML
3 81 (2.48%) XML
4 75 (2.29%) CSS
5 62 (1.90%) .NET Framework
6 55 (1.68%) Web Services
7 39 (1.19%) JSON
8 34 (1.04%) REST
9 29 (0.89%) jQuery
10 28 (0.86%) AngularJS
11 27 (0.83%) HTML5
11 27 (0.83%) SOAP
12 23 (0.70%) Node.js
13 20 (0.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 19 (0.58%) ASP.NET
15 18 (0.55%) CSS3
15 18 (0.55%) MDX
16 17 (0.52%) WinForms
17 15 (0.46%) WPF
18 14 (0.43%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 656 (20.06%) Analytical Skills
2 186 (5.69%) Management Information System
3 89 (2.72%) Fixed Income
4 81 (2.48%) Derivative
5 67 (2.05%) Computer Science
6 49 (1.50%) Data Structures
7 48 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 45 (1.38%) Data Centre
9 42 (1.28%) FMCG
10 40 (1.22%) Credit Risk
10 40 (1.22%) Virtual Team
11 34 (1.04%) NHS
12 32 (0.98%) PMI
13 31 (0.95%) Market Risk
14 30 (0.92%) User Experience
15 29 (0.89%) Equities
16 27 (0.83%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 25 (0.76%) Smartphone
18 24 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
19 23 (0.70%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 297 (9.08%) Windows
2 88 (2.69%) Windows 10
3 70 (2.14%) Windows 7
4 63 (1.93%) Unix
5 48 (1.47%) Android
6 46 (1.41%) Windows Server
7 44 (1.35%) Linux
8 39 (1.19%) Apple iOS
9 17 (0.52%) Windows 8
10 14 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.24%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.18%) AIX
15 6 (0.18%) Solaris
16 4 (0.12%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.12%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.061%) zOS
18 1 (0.031%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 589 (18.01%) Project Management
2 423 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
3 351 (10.73%) Business Intelligence
4 347 (10.61%) Data Analysis
5 324 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
6 309 (9.45%) Analytics
7 250 (7.65%) PRINCE2
8 222 (6.79%) Change Management
9 218 (6.67%) Migration
10 193 (5.90%) Risk Management
11 186 (5.69%) Business Analysis
12 174 (5.32%) Data Management
13 158 (4.83%) Visualisation
14 157 (4.80%) ITIL
15 155 (4.74%) User Acceptance Testing
16 142 (4.34%) Data Modelling
17 138 (4.22%) CRM
18 133 (4.07%) Time Management
19 125 (3.82%) Programme Management
20 120 (3.67%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 832 (25.44%) SQL
2 578 (17.68%) VBA
3 229 (7.00%) C#
4 157 (4.80%) Python
5 109 (3.33%) Java
6 101 (3.09%) VB
7 84 (2.57%) T-SQL
8 79 (2.42%) C++
9 74 (2.26%) R
10 67 (2.05%) JavaScript
11 62 (1.90%) C
12 59 (1.80%) VB.NET
13 39 (1.19%) PL/SQL
14 26 (0.80%) PowerShell
15 21 (0.64%) MATLAB
16 20 (0.61%) PHP
17 19 (0.58%) Perl
17 19 (0.58%) VBScript
18 17 (0.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 15 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 333 (10.18%) Degree
2 221 (6.76%) Security Cleared
3 136 (4.16%) SC Cleared
4 60 (1.83%) PMI Certification
5 53 (1.62%) ISEB
6 49 (1.50%) PMP
7 42 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 39 (1.19%) DV Cleared
9 27 (0.83%) ACCA
9 27 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
10 26 (0.80%) APMP
10 26 (0.80%) CTC Cleared
11 25 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 23 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
12 23 (0.70%) ISTQB
13 22 (0.67%) CIMA
14 20 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
15 19 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
15 19 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
16 14 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 351 (10.73%) PMO
2 135 (4.13%) QA
3 127 (3.88%) Data Quality
4 96 (2.94%) GDPR
5 60 (1.83%) SLA
6 26 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 23 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 19 (0.58%) ISO 9001
8 19 (0.58%) MiFID
9 16 (0.49%) Def Stans
10 14 (0.43%) IFRS
11 13 (0.40%) PCI DSS
12 12 (0.37%) Basel II
12 12 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
12 12 (0.37%) Solvency II
13 10 (0.31%) CDISC
14 8 (0.24%) IFRS 9
15 7 (0.21%) ISO 9000
16 5 (0.15%) P3O
17 4 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 131 (4.01%) Active Directory
2 22 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.46%) Docker
4 7 (0.21%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.15%) Firmware
7 4 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.12%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.092%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (0.092%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.092%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (0.092%) Veritas File System
8 3 (0.092%) XenApp
9 2 (0.061%) Cronacle
9 2 (0.061%) NFS
9 2 (0.061%) RACF
9 2 (0.061%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.061%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.031%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 45 (1.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 24 (0.73%) SCCM
3 18 (0.55%) HP ALM
4 16 (0.49%) Ansible
5 15 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (0.28%) NetBackup
7 8 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.15%) Puppet
10 3 (0.092%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (0.092%) SnapMirror
10 3 (0.092%) SnapVault
10 3 (0.092%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 2 (0.061%) CA Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.061%) Kubernetes
12 1 (0.031%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.031%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (0.031%) TrustSec
12 1 (0.031%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,196 (36.57%) Microsoft
2 242 (7.40%) Oracle
3 199 (6.09%) SAP
4 189 (5.78%) Tableau
5 90 (2.75%) Google
6 75 (2.29%) Adobe
7 69 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
8 56 (1.71%) HP
9 52 (1.59%) Citrix
10 50 (1.53%) Cognos
11 38 (1.16%) Cisco
12 37 (1.13%) Bloomberg
13 33 (1.01%) Remedy
14 28 (0.86%) VMware
14 28 (0.86%) Workday
15 26 (0.80%) IBM
15 26 (0.80%) ServiceNow
16 23 (0.70%) Apple
17 22 (0.67%) Reuters
18 19 (0.58%) Hyperion